A graveyard anywhere is a blunt reality that we may relate to and run away from. In the blazing heat of the day, the white cross may look calm and inviting, but the cross, under the lights of the night, plunges the cemetery into obscurity, where the mystery might be as good as dead.
I captured this image of the Spirit House, which was a hall of intrigue and in it were myriad story possibilities, at Michael Lee-Chin Crystal, Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto.
Daniel Libeskind – the architect of Freedom Tower in New York City – designed Lee-Chin Crystal, also designing some of the chairs in the House.
The stainless steel chairs held a glossy rhythm with the crystalline surrounding. From the center of the house one could see in the arch above an interwoven pattern of concrete, which linked exhibit spaces with elevators, speaking of conflicts and order in stories.
Casa Loma, in Toronto, was Sir Henry Mill Pellatt’s early 20th century residence.
Inside Casa Loma, there’s a tunnel – 800 feet long – which was once a secret passage between the castle and horse stables.